Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (19-26) vs Dallas Mavericks (23-21)
Game Info: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 9.1 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 12-4 in Mavericks last 16 overall. The over is 6-1 in Thunder last 7 home games. The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are the better team here and should be favored, but I'm not sure I'm to the point where I want to be laying double-digit chalk. The Mavs still struggle defensively at times and see a lot of contests come down to the wire. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-7 against the spread as underdogs of seven or more points and they beat the Mavericks in the last meeting. Give me the points.